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Metrolink Discount on San Bernardino Line Boosts Ridership, Will Become the Regular Fare

Monday December 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Metrolink announced today that the provisional 25 percent discounted fare on the San Bernardino Line will become the regular fare beginning January 1, 2019. The San Bernardino Line, with nearly 10,000 weekday boardings, is one of Metrolink’s busiest lines.

The promotional 25 percent discount was authorized by the Metrolink Board of Directors on May 15 to help boost ridership. The experiment showed immediate results with the San Bernardino Line experiencing an eight percent increase in August and a ten percent increase in each of September and October compared to 2017.

The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will fund the new regular fare.

Metrolink’s San Bernardino Line connects downtown San Bernardino to Los Angeles Union Station through 14 stations and 57.6 route miles. The San Bernardino Line replaces car trips of more than 26 million freeway miles annually.

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Metrolink is Southern California's regional commuter rail service in its 26th year of operation. Metrolink is governed by The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authority made up of an 11-member board representing the transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Metrolink operates seven routes through a six-county, 538 route-mile network. Metrolink’s passengers travel approximately 441 million miles each year, making Metrolink the second busiest public transportation provider in Southern California. Metrolink is the third largest commuter rail agency in the United States based on directional route miles and the eighth largest based on annual ridership.